JONESBORO – The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University will offer on-site counseling for small businesses in several counties this month. Aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small businesses will have the opportunity to meet with an ASBTDC business consultant.
The ASBTDC provides one-to-one confidential guidance to business owners and entrepreneurs. Primary areas of assistance include business planning, financial analysis, market research, loan packaging, growth and expansion, marketing and profitability.
Scheduled sessions with ASBTDC consultants are:
— Thursday, Oct. 20: Batesville Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine St. Counseling 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Laura Miller, center director.
— Thursday, Oct. 20: Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 109 S.W. Front St., Walnut Ridge. “Marketing Your Small Business” workshop, 10 a.m. –12 p.m. Counseling, 1 p.m.– 3 p.m., Robert Bahn, business consultant.
— Tuesday, Oct. 25: Spring River Innovation Hub, 7 East Cherokee Village Mall, Cherokee Village. Counseling, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Laura Miller, center director.
— Thursday, Oct. 27: Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, 107 E. Everett St., Pocahontas. Counseling, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. with Laura Miller, center director.
The sessions are made possible by co-sponsorships from FNBC, First Community Bank, NEA Intermodal Authority, East Arkansas Planning and Development District, First Security Bank and Simmons Bank.
There is no charge for the training event or counseling sessions, but registration is required. One may call (870) 972-3517 to register.
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